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#6165516 - 02/01/16 09:19 PM Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull
BushFamilyNine Offline
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Registered: 05/26/13
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I am trying to choose between two 44 mag revolvers that were made available to me from two different people interested in trading me for a rifle that I am selling. The first is a Smith and Wesson 629-6 stainless with 6 inch barrel, partial underlug, made around mid 2000s or newer with s/n CLZ24** and has 300-400 rounds thru it. Comes with factory plastic case.
The second is a Taurus Raging Bull blued 8 3/8 barrel made the first year (1999) with 40 rounds fired. It comes with a Taurus rail, cheap $70 Tasco red dot, soft case, and a couple boxes of ammo.
The respective owners have priced the S&W at $800 and Taurus at $700. I will be trading a rifle, and getting cash back in either of these deals, so the prices are not the biggest concern. The revolver will not be a daily carry weapon, not planning on keeping it in a vehicle, and mainly used for hunting and practice as needed. I have not handled either one in person yet, but will have to decide to take one or the other, or pass on both in the next couple days.

Anyone have some experience and educated opinions between the two?
Anyone hunt with a six inch Smith with half underlug?
I know a well built Smith will always have value, and it can be used for more than just hunting. The Taurus is the first year made, and good quality, plus it is designed for hunting.

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#6165525 - 02/01/16 09:26 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
Grizz Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Granbury, TX
I have a 629-1 and I'm a big fan. For only $100 difference, my opinion is get the 629 without even thinking based on resale alone.
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#6165529 - 02/01/16 09:30 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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Have to recommend the Smith for those prices.

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#6165539 - 02/01/16 09:36 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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Sw

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#6165590 - 02/01/16 10:09 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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Having owned both, the S&W by a mile. The Taurus I owned was very roughly machined in non critical areas, and the action was not as smooth.

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#6165603 - 02/01/16 10:19 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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That's a no brainier. S&w

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#6165611 - 02/01/16 10:24 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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Tell you what. Get the S&W and I'll trade you my Taurus for it.
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#6165635 - 02/01/16 11:07 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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No-brainer. S&W.
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#6165656 - 02/01/16 11:50 PM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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That's not much of a choice, SW without a doubt

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#6165699 - 02/02/16 02:03 AM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
kry226 Offline


Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 5154
Loc: Germany
I have a 629 Classic 7.5" and it's a danged hawg leg. Get the Smith.

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#6165719 - 02/02/16 05:41 AM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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SW

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#6165744 - 02/02/16 06:23 AM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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If it were $250 difference the options become a choice.
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#6165759 - 02/02/16 06:40 AM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
charlesb Offline
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I'm going to stick my neck out here, and say that there appears to be a trend in favor of the Smith & Wesson.


Edited by charlesb (02/02/16 06:40 AM)
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#6165852 - 02/02/16 08:10 AM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: BushFamilyNine]
janie Offline
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Registered: 08/30/05
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Loc: Collin County TX
Hands down, the S & W
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#6165897 - 02/02/16 08:42 AM Re: Choosing a 44mag...Smith 629-6 or Taurus Raging Bull [Re: GasGuzzler]
Marc in Bastrop Offline
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Originally Posted By: GasGuzzler
If it were $250 difference the options become a choice.


^^^ This. I'm a wheel gun guy and don't always like S&W, but for a $100 difference......
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